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Poster: meatfest Date: Jun 11, 2008 2:34am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

I uploaded the _files.xml, _meta.xml and mp3 file to the uniquely named directory and submitted the http://www.archive.org/services/contrib-submit.php?user_email=&;server=audio-uploads.archive.org&dir=
and it comes back to me with error "no meta"
No metadata found. Your metadata must be located in a file called etc.....

Why is this, I checked that all the files are there? I doing things correctly?

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Poster: kustota Date: Jun 11, 2008 4:47am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

you didnt need to upload xml files. they are generated by themselves. read the faq and do it again!!
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Uploading_Content

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Poster: meatfest Date: Jun 11, 2008 8:31am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

If you are doing the process programatically then you have to provide the xml files...

I am not going via the web page.

Anyway, I since discovered the files are write only... not sure why... I need to ftp the files up, read only

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 11, 2008 8:48am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

After ftp file uploads, the necessary xml support files will be properly generated by the system. You do not need to upload the supporting xml files.

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Poster: meatfest Date: Jun 11, 2008 10:17am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

Sorry but I dont think I have made my intentions clear.

I do not want to use the web page to upload my file. I want to do it from another program and I have read the documentation on this site for advanced ftp upload. I have followed the specification for the xml files. Did you by any chance see that document? Please can you confirm that I can upload the mp3 files programatically as it states in the document see
http://www.archive.org/help/contrib-advanced.php

The document begins (and I quote)
Advanced Use of the Contribution Engine

The Internet Archive Contribution Engine supports some advanced functionality to enable high volume contributors to more easily (and less interactively) upload and import content into the Archive. The advanced functionality consists of several parts:

1. Uploading files into a directory for an item via FTP using your username and password
2. Each item to be imported must have an XML file describing the item and an XML file describing the item files
3. Calling a URL telling the contribution engine that you are done uploading a specific directory. Results are returned in XML for easy parsing.

In the following sections, the XML formats will be discussed and examples will be given.

This post was modified by meatfest on 2008-06-11 17:17:19

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDhruv Bansal Date: Jul 3, 2008 9:11am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Does the archive still support ftp?

I'm having a very similar problem. I'm uploading files to the archive using the information found at

http://www.archive.org/help/contrib-advanced.php

I've uploaded the files and they have the correct structure but when I query the contribution engine by visiting the URL

http://www.archive.org/services/contrib-submit.php?user_email=EMAIL&;server=SERVER&dir=DIR

it claims that it can't find the metadata file. Like the prior poster, I checked the permissions on the files I'd uploaded and they are (mysteriously) write only, which is the likely reason for this. I am unable using my FTP client to change the permissions to grant read access.

Does anyone at archive.org know why this is happening?

Thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 20, 2008 6:38am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

If you are one of the regular high-volume contributors for which the advanced instructions were written, you'll probably want to touch base with the staff for possible troubleshooting.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-07-20 13:38:09

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Poster: meatfest Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:02am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

I have emailed them four times already, thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:30am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

Arg!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMatthew Vernon Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:33am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

I too have tried to follow the instructions and as far as I know, after specific queries, there is no one with "first hand experience" at the Archive that has confirmed that these instructions "work"

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:50am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

I think there are a few people doing high-vol submissions (eg, maybe the "Muzic" collection), but perhaps they use somewhat different procedures?

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Poster: papyromancer Date: Feb 5, 2009 9:54am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

Creative Commons Uploader (not maintained anymore) used a python library called pyarchive to upload to the Archive

The code has some good hints in it about how the various *contribute.php programs work, but I can't find documentation on the available metadata fields and filetypes--I'd imagine that they are constantly being updated...

http://code.creativecommons.org/svnroot/pyarchive/trunk/pyarchive

I'm working on a ruby gem and have gotten as far as uploading, but haven't quite made it to metadata creation

http://github.com/papyromancer/archive/tree/master

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Poster: mrflip Date: Feb 7, 2009 2:38am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: DIY XML

I'm diving into this too, just forked your github project. I'll pass along pull requests with anything I figure out.